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Two more Nihang Sikhs surrender for allegedly killing labourer at farmers’ protest site in Haryana

Two more Nihang Sikhs have surrendered before the Haryana Police in connection with the alleged killing and mutilation of a labourer at a farmers’ protest site in the state, NDTV reported on Saturday.

The two persons who have surrendered have been identified as Bhagwant Singh and Govind Singh. Visuals on the channel showed them walking with garlands around their necks as supporters cheered them.

With this, four people have been arrested in the case. The two others – Sarvjit Singh and Narain Singh – are also Nihang Sikhs.

The police on Friday had found labourer Lakhbir Singh’s body tied to a barricade with his hands and legs severed in Haryana’s Sonipat district. Singh was from a Scheduled Caste.

In a video, a group of Nihang Sikhs claimed responsibility for the killing. The video purportedly showed the injured man lying in a pool of blood. The Nihangs, surrounding him, could be heard asking his name and native village.

The Nihangs are an order of Sikh “warriors”, distinct in their blue turbans, who are always armed.

Sarvjit Singh had surrendered before the police on Friday. He reportedly said he had “no regrets” about the killing.

A court on Saturday sent him to seven days’ police custody.

The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested Narain Singh from Amritsar’s Amarkot village. He heads an…

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